About My Clients
My area of expertise is working with children ages 13 and up. I have assisted individuals with a variety of mental health concerns including depression, anxiety, life transitions and those who have experienced trauma. I have a true love of helping people work through their life transitions, exploring experiences and events from the past, and whatever stressors may be occurring in one’s current lives. I work with clients to identify your goals and achieve overall mental health and wellness.
My Background and Approach
My approach is one of kindness, patience and direct guidance when needed. I utilize various therapeutic approaches that will fit each individual’s needs including dialectical behavioral therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, and solution-focused counseling. I draw upon a client’s strengths in order to foster growth. My main goal is to create a trusting environment for clients to feel safe and secure during the therapy process.
My Personal Beliefs and Interests
I am a firm believer that everyone has a different level of resilience depending on their own coping skills, family dynamics, and personal experience. However, a person's race, spirituality, socio-economic status, gender identity, sexual orientation, and community/environment have immense effects on how well we can tolerate stress. In our current social climate, it has become increasingly important for all mental health counselors to consider how these different factors are affecting clients. These stressful parts of our lives make it much more difficult to cope with stress, leading to changes in our mental health. This could mean depression, anxiety, PTSD, panic disorders, suicidal thinking, self-harm, etc. My goal is to always meet my clients where they are at, meaning I want to help you reach your goals by providing a safe space to be heard, teaching healthier coping strategies, and allowing you to guide our journey together.